One for the Murphy's
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What does Carly tell Julie Murphy she wants to do for fun?
shoot baskets p14
What did Carly's mother do that other mothers thought was inappropriate at basketball games?
talks to refs inappropriately p14
What does Carly borrow to wear outside in cold?
A gray hoodie
Where does ball go when Carly shoots a basket?
wedged between board and back of hoop p15
Who is in truck that pulls up when Daniel and Carley are outside?
Mr. Murphy p16
Why is Carly wearing Daniel's sweatshirt
cover bruises p 17
In "One for the Murphy's", what is the main character's name?
Carley Connors page 1
Where is Carley originally from?
Las Vegas, Nevada p9, 15
Where does Carley move with her mom and stepdad?
What is Carley's foster mother's name?
Julie Murphy p4
What is Carley's social worker's name?
Mrs. MacAvoy p1
What is Carley's stepdad's name?
Dennis Gray p7 & 58
What is Carley's favorite sport?
What items are in the book bag from Family Services that is given to Carley?
A stuffed giraffe, a toothbrush, and a pair of bright yellow fairy pajamas. P6
What is Carley's foster dad's name?
Jack Murphy p7
What does Carley's fosters dad do for a living?
He is the captain at the fire department p24
What is Carley's nickname for Daniel?
The Prince p16
What does Michael Eric want to name Carley's stuffed giraffe?
Mr. Longneck p18
Why is Daniel angry with Carley at the beginning of the novel?
He is jealous that is mother is giving Carley extra attention p27
What reason does Mrs. Murphy give Carley for wanting to become a foster parent?
Mrs. Murphy says she had a friend that was a foster kid when she was young. Her stories made her want to help kids. P33
Why does Mrs. Murphy think Carley is a boy at first?
Mrs. MacAvoy, the social worker, only refers to Carley as "Connors" making Julie think she's a boy. P34
How does Carley's biological mother "shop" for her clothes?
She steals them from the Salvation Army donation bin p36
Why does Carley have a hard time talking to Mrs. Murphy at first?
Carley feels as if she is betraying her mother. P40-41
What nickname does Carley give Julie Murphy (her foster mother)?
Perky Murphy p43
Who tells Carley that crying is for "suckers"?
Her biological mother p9
What does Julie Murphy tell Carley to do in order to release her sadness, anger, and frustration?
Why doesn't Carley's biological mother send her to school when they first arrive in Connecticut?
She says Carley will learn more about the real world by living rather than sitting at a desk. P22-23
Why does a police officer show up at the Murphy's house after Carley's first day at school?
To ask Carley questions about what her mom and stepdad did to her the night she was taken to the hospital. P60-61
What does the police officer do that makes Julie Murphy very angry?
He threatens to take Carley to the police station and the officer suggests that she did something to make her stepdad hit her. P62-63
What is something Mrs. Murphy does that makes Carley feel she cares about her?
She takes her shopping for clothes, she sticks up for her when the policeman is mean to her, and she always asks her how she is doing and takes the time to talk to her. P62-64
When is Carley's birthday?
April Fools Day- April 1st p67
Why does Rainer call Carley "Oliver"?
While she was at the restaurant where Rainer works, Carley asked if their were parents on the menu. (A reference to Oliver Twist- a story about an orphan) p42 & 68
Who does Mr. Ruben choose as Carley's partner for the Social Studies project?
Toni Byars p72
What Broadway play does Toni love and talk to Carley about?
What happens to Michael Eric that forces Carley to call 911?
He suffers a febrile seizure p78-79
As Michael Eric leaves in the ambulance, what does Carley give to him?
Carley gives him her stuffed giraffe, Mr. Longneck. P80
Why is Carley surprised as she helps Mrs. Murphy fill Easter baskets?
Mrs. Murphy has a basket for her full of things that she has mentioned she likes. P85
What does Carley steal from Mrs. Murphy's purse?
She steals a library card. P87
Where does Carley go on the day she skips school?
She goes to the library. P87
What movie song makes Carley think of happier times with her biological mother?
"Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid p 2 & 89
What does Carley discover when she is at the library?
Mrs. Murphy has checked out a book on adoption. P89
Where is Toni's dad?
He works in Japan p102
Why does Toni paint her bedroom green?
Because Elphaba, her favorite character in Wicked, is green. P104-105
Why does Toni feel negatively toward her mother?
She feels like her mom is superficial and shallow. She says that her mother doesn't appreciate the fact that she doesn't want to be just like everyone else. P105
What does Carley offer to help Daniel Murphy with?
His basketball skills p106-107
Why doesn't Mr. Murphy help Daniel practice for basketball?
Mr. Murphy wants Daniel to play baseball. P108
Why does Carley seem shocked when Daniel reveals that he and his dad don't agree?
Because it is the first time Daniel has opened up to Carley. Also, Carley thought the Murphys were a perfect family and now she knows they have problems too p108
On the way to their class field trip to Mystic Seaport, what trade is made by Toni and Carley?
Toni gives Carley a $20 bill and Carley gives Toni her lunch, which includes a note from Mrs. Murphy. P111
What information does Carley keep a secret from Toni?
She does not tell Toni that she is a foster kid and that Mrs. Murphy is not her "real" mom. P112-115
What is Toni's real name?
Why did Toni choose her nickname?
She hates her real name and says that one day she will win a Tony award for her performance on Broadway so she is called Toni. P116
What is Mr. Murphy's favorite baseball team?
Boston Red Sox p119
Who tells Toni the truth that Carley is a foster kid?
How does Carley feel about being a foster kid?
She says it is humiliating and embarrassing. P122
What saying does Mrs. Murphy use when Carley makes funny jokes?
"What a Clip" p37
Who begins to throw carrots at Carley and make fun of her for being a foster kid?
Who defends Carley when Rainer is being mean to her?
Toni Byars p145-146
Who is the neighborhood bully that is mean to Michael Eric and Adam?
Jimmy Partin p148
What does Carley do to Jimmy Partin after he bullies Michael Eric and Adam?
She hangs him from a tree by his overalls p149
What does Carley do when she is nervous or upset?
She counts things or looks for patterns. P 10 (and more!)
What sports team does Toni like?
The New York Yankees (150-151)
One night at the Murphy's home Carley is awakened by music. What song was playing?
"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis p158
What does Carley think when she sees Mr. And Mrs. Murphy dance?
She thinks she is finally witnessing true love and feels lucky that she finally got to see the "real thing". P159
What is the first news that Carley hears about her biological mom after she is placed with the Murphys?
She learns that her mom is going to rehab to learn how to walk again. She also learns that her mother wants her to come visit. P161
When Carley gets her Mom's phone number and calls her, how does Carley act?
She barely talks to her biological mother and hangs up the phone without saying good-bye. P162-163
Who does Carley but a Mother's Day card for?
Mrs. Murphy p166-167
Mrs. Murphy gives Carley money to purchase a greeting card. Why?
She thinks Carley May want to buy a Mother's Day card for her biological mother. P165
Carley asks Mrs. Murphy if she can call her "Mom". What does Mrs. Murphy say to her?
She tells her that she already has a mom and that Carley will eventually be leaving and it will make things harder and more painful. She does not want Carley to call her "mom". P173-175
What does Carley do with the Mother's Day card for Mrs Murphy?
She tears it up and throws it away at school after Mrs. Murphy tells her that she can't call her "mom". P176
How is Carley's room at the Murphy's home decorated?
It has a fireman/fire truck theme. P6-7
Who is the author of "One for the Murphys"?
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
What does Carley do on the back of the sign that says "Be Someone's Hero"?
She keeps talley marks of how many days she has been living with the Murphys. P178
What does Mrs. Murphy tell Carley the book "The Giving Tree" is about?
She tells her the book is about unconditional love. She says the books is about a mother's love for her child. P181
What nickname does Carley's biological mother call her?
Carley cake p183
When Carley sees her biological mother, what excuse does her mother give for holding Carley's foot while Dennis hit her?
She says that she felt she had to be loyal to Dennis since she was married to him- for better or worse. P186
How did Carley's mom end up in the hospital?
Trying to protect Carley from her stepdad. P194-195
What does Carley think she wants to do when she grows up? Why?
Carley thinks she wants to be a teacher to help kids like Mrs. Murphy has helped her. P199
What does Mrs. Murphy admit to Carley about her childhood?
That she herself was a foster kid. P199-200
What does Toni give Carley as a going away gift?
Her New York jacket and a Wicked CD p216
What does Carley give Toni as a way to remember her?
She gives Toni her high top shoes p216
What does Mrs. Murphy give Carley as a going away gift?
The sign from her room that says "Be Someone's Hero" p217
What does Daniel give Carley as a going away gift?
His Boston Celtics basketball p219
What does Adam give Carley as a going away gift?
A matchbox car p221
What does Michael Eric give Carley as a going away gift?
A picture of herself as Super Hightops Girl p223
What was the name of the school Carley attended while she lived with the Murphys?
Smith Middle School p51
What did Carley's biological mom do for her on her birthday while they lived in Las Vegas?
She called her at school and sang her Happy birthday over the phone p67
Who was the youngest Murphy kid?
Who is the author of One for the Murphys
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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